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If you can't afford a new Pantone CMYK guide swatch book, have a look on ebay/amazon for a used one that's still in good condition. It should still be good enough for your purposes. Printers usually update their books often because the colours tend to fade over time, so perhaps even check with your local print shops. They might have an older one you could ...


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There are several issues here. when digitally printed (a) coated or (b) uncoated, will be as close as possible? For a digital print, it is better to use an RGB file. The result on coated and uncoated can be potentially extremely different, depending on if it is tonner based or inkjet-based. I would not use a photo as a reference unless you have ...


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In order to get a true color value from a photo, you have to be able to eliminate the effects of environmental color contaminants, like lighting and reflections. You can often eliminate reflections by adjusting the angle of the photo. For color contaminants, you need a known reference in the photo that you can use to recolor the image in Photoshop. Lots of ...


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